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November 1, 2017
by Ajahn Brahm
Beauty and the Breath

Q: Can you please explain how to make the breath beautiful, how to get to that sustained attention on the breath that is natural and...

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Beauty and the Breath

Q: Can you please explain how to make the...

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September 27, 2017
by Kathleen Dowling Singh

It’s hard to be a person. We all know that. Rarely, though, do we fully share such a disclosure with each other. We isolate ourselves, believing that the...

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It’s hard to be a person. We all know that. Rarely, though, do we...

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August 28, 2017
by The Dalai Lama

My precious tutor usually maintained a humble and modest demeanor. In times of crisis for the country and the Buddha’s teaching, however, he was not modest and revealed a...

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My precious tutor usually maintained a humble and modest demeanor. In times of crisis...

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January 14, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

If you've been wondering where Daily Wisdom has gone, rest assured we are still sharing the dharma online. You can now find daily words of inspiration and wisdom from our...

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If you've been wondering where Daily Wisdom has gone, rest assured we are still...

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December 30, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The word meditation in the modern world often has the connotation of doing something special to calm the mind or try to achieve some altered state of consciousness. But the...

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“The word meditation in the modern world often has the connotation of doing something...

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December 20, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“It’s not enough just to sit down and then, with a totally mundane motivation, proceed into meditation. Rather, among the possibilities of having a virtuous, nonvirtuous, or...

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“It’s not enough just to sit down and then, with a totally mundane motivation, proceed...

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December 19, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Difficult people can teach us patience. If we are sincere about working on ourselves—decreasing our ego, anger, and other delusions, and increasing patience, love, and other...

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“Difficult people can teach us patience. If we are sincere about working on ourselves—...

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December 18, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Although everyone can dream, not all dreams are significant; and some dreams—those that suggest the presence of other realms—need to be understood and incorporated into waking...

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“Although everyone can dream, not all dreams are significant; and some dreams—those...

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December 17, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“When others out of jealousy treat me wrongly with abuse and slander, I shall train to take upon myself the defeat and offer to others the victory.”—Langri Tangpa in Mind...

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“When others out of jealousy treat me wrongly with abuse and slander, I shall train to...

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December 16, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“There is a well-known simile about a monkey trap of the kind used in Asia—a wooden container with a small opening. Inside lies a sweet. The monkey, attracted by the sweet,...

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“There is a well-known simile about a monkey trap of the kind used in Asia—a wooden...

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